Rod George in action at MRP on April 7th – Rick Rarer Photo
Although Team Fully Injected drivers, Rod George and Justin Whitesell, compete in two different classes of sprint car competition, they each have one thing in common: they pass cars. George and Whitesell each charged from the back of their respective features Saturday night, April 7th, at Mercer Raceway Park to finish inside the top five! George is a regular in the ‘410’ sprint car division, while Whitesell pilots a 5.3 GM powered “Outlaw Sprint Warrior” sprint car; each competing regularly at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania.
Rod George started 15th in Saturday night’s ‘410’ sprint car feature event. The Kittanning native failed to finish inside the top 4 of his respective heat race, thus forcing the Kelsey George Racing CIII to start outside of the first six rows that were eligible for the redraw. By the time the 25 lap contest was complete, George had climbed ten positions to finish 5th in the feature event.
Luxaire Heating & Cooling Sprint Cars (25 laps): Brandon Spithaler, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Eric Williams, Chris Myers, Rod George, Jimmy Light, Dan Kuriger, Bob Felmlee, Brent Matus, Adam Kekich, Brandon Matus, Ralph Spithaler, Scott Priester, Jason Dolick, Davey Jones, Brian Steinman, Andrew Albrecht, Russ Sansosti, Brad Knabb, Andre Leyfield.
Whitesell in action at MRP on April 7th – Rick Rarer Photo
Justin Whitesell started 10th Saturday evening in the Mercer Raceway Park “Outlaw Sprint Warrior” feature event- after finishing 2nd in his respective heat race . The “Man From Austintown” rallied from the outside of row no. 5 to finish 3rd in the main event; allowing the Kent State University student to earn his first podium finish of the 2012 season.
ti22 Performance Outlaw Sprint Warriors (15 laps): Guy Griffin, Dennis Wagner, Justin Whitesell, Joe McEwen, Jeff Goodman, Skip Dougherty, Dalton Daniels, C.J. Jones, Joe Sienbida, Jacob Lagastee, Bob McMillin.